Monday, 7 November 2016

Essentialism II

We all live with gendered expectations; the characteristics ascribed to, and expected of, a person on the basis of their biological sex (which is itself interpreted- in Europe via a 2 sex model).
This piece expresses some of the most common gendered ascriptions to, and demands of, women made by our society on the basis of a body interpreted as female.
I decided to include 'sexy' after hearing a business women talk about how a woman was expected to bring 'sexiness to the table'.
The fact that the model is hollow can be interpreted as an implied critique of essentialism.

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